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Fighting the War on File Sharing

Fighting the War on File Sharing
by Aernout Schmidt, Wilfred Dolfsma and Wim Keuvelaar

List Price: $117.00
Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Asser Press; 1 edition (2007)
ISBN-10: 9067042382
ISBN-13: 978-9067042383

Book Description: Fighting the War on File Sharing aims at a multi-faceted understanding of why peer-to-peer services currently fail to gain their full potential in our society. The analysis focuses on music-file sharing. Three parts of the book (The Morality of Regulation by Architecture, The Economics of Peer-to-Peer in Music, and Intellectual Property Rights for Music File Sharing) investigate the positions and opinions that individual disciplines can offer. As these analyses yield partial solutions, the final part of the book provides an institutional framework and applies it to produce new and crisp results on a tough, otherwise almost comprehensively researched subject. The framework recognizes the influence of outstanding work from law and information technology (Lessig), political anthropology (Douglas, Geertz, Smits), new institutional economics (Coase, North, Greif) and jurisprudence (Fuller, Bobbitt, Tamanaha). Its application allows a glimpse of veritable multidisciplinary co-operation concerning the perplexities of regulating the regularities in our social behaviour.

About the Authors: Professor Doctor A. H. J. Schmidt is Director of eLaw(at)Leiden, Centre for Law in the Information Society, Leiden University. Wilfred Dolfsma is an an Associate Professor at the Utrecht School of Economics and a Professorial Fellow at Maastricht University (UNU-MERIT). Wim Keuvelaar is managing director of Sdu E-Grant.

January 10, 2008 in Announcements | Permalink


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